Saudi Arabia’s New Crowned Prince

Since the Third Saudi State in the early 20th Century, the Kingship has been handed down from brother to brother. Saudi Arabia saw a shift in power when Mohammed Bin Salman, son of the current king, was announced crown prince June of 2017, taking the position from his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef. Since MBS’s appointment,…

Border Security and the New Frontier of Terrorism

In the past several years, Europe has gained notoriety as a continent facing constant fatal terror attacks. The facts paint a different story – the data concerning Europe’s history with terror attacks shows that overall casualties have been on the decline. More than 150 people died almost every year between 1970 and 1990, in contrast…

Money Banking

While we all interact with it on a daily basis, not many of us actually understand the inner workings of the commercial banking system. Shrouded in mystery, the banking system operates almost independently of the Federal Government. While the nimble mind may believe the President or Prime Minister holds the highest and most powerful position…

Guns, Growth, and Steel

“Absolutely Unacceptable.” Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland reacted firmly to the initial news of President Trump’s intention to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The move, revised this week, was executed under an often forgotten sixties-era trade law that permits the US President to unilaterally impose tariffs under the pretence of a national security…

The Plight of the Rohingya

Half a million people displaced in one month. Approximately one million have fled to refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. The story and reality faced by the world’s largest group of stateless people is complicated. Largely evoked by differences in ethnic and religious beliefs, and perseveres because of geopolitical interests from global superpowers like China,…

The Franco-African Pivot

French President Emmanuel Macron has signalled his intention to make sweeping changes to France’s relationship with its many former colonies in Africa. As a presidential candidate Macron uniquely decried France’s colonial rule over Algeria as a “crime against humanity” during his visit to Algeria just over a year ago, a statement that elicited support throughout…

China’s Communist Party Structure

With yesterday’s announcement of China’s Politburo putting forward a motion to change the country’s constitution and remove the Chairman’s two-term limit, online blogs and news outlets are discussing the impact of President Xi’s indefinite administration on the future of China. However, China’s unique political system and various commission names can be confusing. For that reason,…

The Rise of the Dead

The financial system has a weak link. Ten percent of all public corporations in the US are weak and vulnerable while nine percent of non-financial European corporations have subpar interest coverage metrics. With the current upswing in the global economy, rising interest rates could trigger widespread defaults and economic failure. QGM Report – The Rise…

O Cannabis

The Marijuana war is over. Marijuana is going to be legalized for recreational use throughout the country later on this year. How is this market going to look like? Where and how will it be distributed? How does growing your own plants work? Will it effect real estate? Find all of this out and more…

China Seeking Dominance in Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

In the 1960s, it was assumed that whoever won the Space Race would establish themselves as the world power. The USA became that power in 1969 when they landed the first man on the moon. Today, we find ourselves in a new aged space race – this time, with artificial intelligence. It has been said…

The Secular Decline of European Demography

Europe is slipping. Population is on a decline. A population needs a birth rate of 2.1 lives birth per woman. In the whole of Europe, the only country that is reproducing sustainability is Albania. What can be done to prevent the decline of European demography? What is the future of Europe? QGM – Europe Demography

U.S. Tax Reform

During the 2016 Presidential election, the future of the American economy was widely debated and brought to light the disparate concerns of citizens across the country. President Donald Trump championed a tax reform as a key part of his campaign, promising constituents that “everybody is getting a tax cut, especially the middle class”. His vision…